None Like Him

My friend sent this precious book to me a few months ago and I think it just arrived in perfect time to my life. None Like Him by Jen Wilkin.

In a season where I’m too self conscious and find myself on myself constantly doubtful, this just remind me I’m His.

Standing in awe for what’s He has done in my life in the past, being grateful for what He’s still doing and expectant of the many answers on my future, my mind finds space to stop just thinking in my today’s struggles.

Take a time to remind yourself WHO GOD IS and how we are not like Him.

Hope you like the quotes and make you look on for a copy.

Extreme – Not Expensive – 15Day – Italy Trip

I’m not rich at all, but money hasn’t been a problem to plan on travel. God has always been the sponsor to fulfill every desire my heart has prayed and not prayed for. He is a dream granter, an impossible conqueror, the provider every soul looks for in a father, and a very lovable friend with whom you can enjoy everything.

This time, the bucket list was checked again on the Italian wished dream. What certainly made it an over the top miracle was that my traveling buddies were my Mom and sister. Two years ago, my mom left to live to another city far away from us and her life was so difficult, we couldn’t even imagine been together on such a wonderful trip years later. But a miracle happened and we were able to join Sofia’s plan to visit this beautiful country.

We planned it justa few weeks before, but were able to find nice prices on the plane tickets. Though we found good prices on hotels, they weren’t as nice as we could’ve found with a little more time to book ahead. But, still we managed to reserve on great locations, excellent service and not-so-expensive prices.

In this post I want to share three things with you. First, a postcard with a 4 day Rome itinerary you can print/save, and take with you for a trip you make to Europe and want to add Rome to your plan. Second, a full 15-day itinerary for just Italy with a check space so you can mark on the things you’ve already done. It is written according to locations and was the plan we followed, so it is possible to visit everything on the list. And third, a list of tips if this is your first time that you’ll find helpful before you travel. If you want me to send anything privately to your email, please follow the blog, and I’ll be sending an email with it.

Click on this link to see the whole itinerary—>

https://tinyurl.com/ItalyBugambilia

List on things you should know:

  • For this specific train we bought the Italian train pass from Eurail for six days of traveling. You can travel six days and distribute them according to your plan; you can use unlimited distances among each day you use. For example, the day we went to Cinque Terre, we used a day of the pass for the 5 towns and to go back to Florence. DOWNLOAD the app it’s easy and needed to plan your leaving and arriving times. You’ll need to buy the pass before your trip. They don’t sell it in Europe.
  • GetYourGuide is one of the best web sites you can find to book on tours and passes to skip lines on the main attractions. We bought the entrance tickets and guide for the Vatican that included the museums, map room, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral. I compared prices with Viator.com and were cheaper.
  • For de Duomo at Florence, Uffizi, Pompeii, we bought them directly to the official website of the places.
  • In Apple Music (and I suppose on Spotify also) you can search for free Audio Guides for most of the famous spots in Italy. I downloaded them before leaving the hotel in order to be able to hear them offline. This shapes you save a lot of money on guides. Italy has a lot of history!!! It’s crazy how many things you can find and won’t be able to retain all the information, so take a notebook with you and you can later search for information on places you found interesting.
  • DON’T TRAVEL ON SUMMER. though I enjoyed a lot, it is SUPER CROWDED and SUPER HOT.
  • For Florence, you will like to buy the ticket for the Duomo, cathedral, baptistery, the tower, and the museum on their website to skip lines, but you’ll need to register the day of your visit to the duomo at their offices in a automatic machine they have available. You can only use the ticket during 72hrs and the Duomo should be your last attraction to get in.
  • You can buy your tickets ahead or at the ticket office for Pompeii, but PLEASE plan your visit ahead or book a guided tour. There’s a map available on their website that indicates different kinds of routes you can make at the place depending on the time you have available.
  • For all the galleries I always try to make a list on the paintings I want to look at each site before I go. This way you won’t miss them, if it’s too crowded or the museum is too big to see everything and you have a tight schedule to stick on for that day.
  • Castle Sant’Angelo has a half price ticket after 7pm which was perfect to see the summer sunset and night view of the city while having dinner at the restaurant.
  • PLEASE BOOK A GUIDE for VATICAN it’s just to much you won’t be able to understand and enjoy anything without it.
  • Taste as many gelatos as you can.
  • Look for the shows happening at the Verona Arena when you’ll be visiting. I missed Evanescene #sadstory
  • This wasn’t exhausting at all, but I recommend you take naps in the trains. Eat as much protein as you can, bring a bottle of water with you. You’ll be able to fill it on the many fountains available around the cities.
  • You’ll need A LOT of cash,unlike other cities in Europe, they charge taxes on hotels apart and in cash at your arrival.

Hoteles we stayed in:

Booked Tours:

AudioGuides Albums on Apple Music:

For more tips, pictures, and crazy reviews, take a look at my instagram profile: @MexicanBugambilia Highlights – “Italia”. You can follow a day by day post with awesome pictures shot by my sister.

LIBRE

Un regalo ser libre incluso de mí misma. Últimamente Dios me ha llevado a meditar en esta libertad que solamente Él puede regalar. Creo que no he sabido aprovecharla ni honrarla.

“Por precio fuisteis comprados; no os hagáis esclavos de los hombres.”

1 Corintios 7:23

Si anhelas esta libertad, escríbeme para que te la comparta. Si ya recibiste a CRISTO, te lo recuerdo: ERES LIBRE. No te hagas esclavo de tus emociones, de tus circunstancias, de ninguna persona, de NADA. No límites el poder de Dios, VUELA.

Les dejo este cover de “No Longer Slaves” en Español que subí a mi canal de YouTube. La letra es una bendición. Cantarla es meditar en Su poder sobre el mío y regresar mi mirada a la meta de Su llamado.

NO LONGER SLAVES <—— haz click aquí

Lyrics:

Me envuelves hoy

Con una canción

Melodía de tu amor

Me das libertad

En la adversidad

Ya no hay más temor

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Antes de nacer

Escogido fui

Por ese gran amor

Volví a nacer

Pertenezco a ti

Tu sangre fluye en mí

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Ya no soy esclavo del temor

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Oh oh

Abriste el mar para que yo pasara

Tu amor perfecto me libró

Me rescataste

Y hoy cantaré

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Abriste el mar para que yo pasara

Tu amor perfecto me libró

Me rescataste

Y hoy cantaré

Yo soy hijo de Dios

Backstage life

I’ve always promised myself to enjoy the journey.

Backstage NEEDS to be a blessing. I’d never be able to give my all if the path that took me there wasn’t a rehearsal of the truths I’m singing about, a testimony of the grace I’m praising; if the obstacles and trials on the way, wouldn’t have made me GROW in order to worship with the freedom that only a forgiven heart experiences.

THANKS TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND JESUS for coming along the way in spite of myself. This means a big part of my worship to God. I WILL ALWAYS BE IN DEBT, that’s why my life has been surrendered to His will for a long time now.

Nadé en gracia!

“Doy gracias al que me fortaleció, a Cristo Jesús nuestro Señor, porque me tuvo por fiel, poniéndome en el ministerio,”

1 Timoteo 1:12

Conquering 

“Find me here at Your feet again, Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender” 

Touch the Sky, Hillsong 


This girls truly know how to fight— they surrender. Teaching everyone a great lesson of never giving up, they kneel before God to thank Him, and ask Him for not less than miracles. I found this the bravest of all strategies of war : to recognise how powerless we are. There’s always a winning end to their stories —not common anecdotes at all— because God’s will is done. Though it’s invisible, they have the toughest of all armors and the sharpest of all swords, their faith and their Bibles. You’ll never see them hopeless, they’ll be facing any situation with a smile. Their always prepared with the best of the attitudes. 

Here they are, in my room, keeping a promise, making their part, warming my heart. 

Simple Christian logic